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Solution Exchange discussion: Water Budgeting by Communities from United Nations Volunteers, Jharkhand - Experiences
Compiled by Pankaj Kumar S., Resource Person; additional research provided by Ramya Gopalan, Research Associate, 7 November 2006 
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Solution exchange discussion: Watermill Based Energy for Enterprise Development, from SIMAR, Uttaranchal
A consolidated reply of experiences and examples shared by various members of the Solution Exchange Water Community
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River basin governance: Learnings from Cauvery conflict
The river Cauvery—an inter-state river shared by the southern states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, as well as the Union Territory of Pondicherry—has often been in the news for the fight over its waters between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. What dominates the issue is the conflicting demands for irrigation from the plateau region of Karnataka and the delta region in Tamil Nadu.
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Can we gain from changing rains?
India is undergoing a major transition with changes in rainfall patterns leading to increased frequency of droughts, floods, heat waves amidst fear of a major water crisis in the years to come. Why are these threats increasing?
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When water kills
Waterborne diseases are diseases transmitted through
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Dealing with droughts
Droughts are one of the most feared natural calamities in India impacting food production, the economy as well as the morale of millions of farmers in a cou
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Human activities reduce catchments’ climate resilience
The impact of global warming on the hydrological cycle should be of paramount concern to all because global warming affects rainfall patterns in various ways like triggering more extreme rainfall events. Unpredictable changes in runoff make it difficult to plan infrastructure to manage water resources such as dams.
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The garbage siege of our coasts
The garbage crisis is not only invading Indian cities, but coasts as well, and the problem is assuming grave proportions.
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Bengaluru drinks poisoned water
India is running out of water fast. As if this is not bad news enough, it has been found that even the available water is highly polluted with organic and hazardous pollutants.
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Gene revolution adds to farmer distress
Farming is said to be witnessing a “second GR” or Gene Revolution, after Green Revolution, with the introduction of genetically modified Bt cotton in India.
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The unique Himalayan wetlands
Wetlands are very important and productive ecosystems that support a wide range of plants and animals and provide livelihood opportunities to local communities in India.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - Mangroves
This is a simple guide that lists out the most popular questions related to mangroves, to understand what they are and their ecological significance. Please click on a topic for detailed information.
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Antibiotic use in livestock and superbug risk
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is on the rise globally with the threat more severe in developing countries such as India. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to withstand the drugs (antibiotics) designed to kill them.
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Sacred groves, the water wizards of Uttarakhand
Sacred groves are undisturbed or preserved patches of vegetation or forested areas located on the outskirts of villages, towns or plains that are conserved by communities by dedicating them to local folk deities or ancestral spirits.
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The art of saving a river
River Mutha, the pride of Pune, lovingly called 'Muthai' or 'mother Mutha', is dying a slow death, thanks to the rapidly urbanising city which is depositing huge amounts of untreated sewage and dirt in its water. The pollution of the river is consistently rising.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - Grasslands
This is a simple guide that lists out the most popular questions related to grasslands, to understand what they are and their ecological significance. Please click on a topic for detailed information.
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Desertification: Not just a North Indian problem
India is highly vulnerable to desertification.
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Maharashtra’s plastic ban: Another missed opportunity?
The recent plastic ban in Maharashtra has opened a can of worms and has raised many uncomfortable questions—about the setting of rules with clarity and foresight, better research to understand the challenges in implementing them and the role of citizens in making it a success.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 1 year 11 months ago
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The mystery of the monsoon
Monsoon, the season of rains, has a unique place in the heart of the people of India. This passionate burst of showers has been extensively documented, observed and studied by travellers, poets, scientists, farmers and more. Extremely vital for agriculture and survival in India, the monsoon continues to be a mystery. But why?
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Maharashtra may exempt certain plastic items from ban
Maharashtra mulls exemption on 'certain' plastic items following crackdown on plastic
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